UP2U Mental Health Festival

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 The 6th Annual UP2U Mental Health Festival was a huge hit!


Thank you to our partners, our volunteers, and our community

for supporting such an important event!


Games, money machine, community resource booth, mascots, balloon animals, music, hands on activities for all ages, arts

 & crafts, facepainting, raffle prizes & giveaways...and the chance to learn a few things along the way!

CHECK OUT THE EVENT HERE:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4-1f4AH4aY

UP2U is held in observance of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day and is designed to raise awareness and reduce stigma surrounding mental health issues while providing a fun, free and family friendly setting to learn and connect with community resources.  Mental Health Awareness - it's up to me, it's up to us, it's UP2U! 

Last year we had over 1,200 attendees, 50 resource booths, 100 volunteers and immeasurable fun! 


CASA  Bethany color  Easter Seals color  Forest View color  Todd Waite color   Wedgwood color GR Drive color Centennial Park Counseling color Arbor Circle color   Holy Cross color 

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as well as...

A Father’s Walk, Academy of Dance Arts, Al Anon/Alateen, Allegra Printing, Autism Support of Kent Co., Bricks4Kidz, Bright Life Family Chiropractic, Camp Blodgett, Celebration Cinema, CHADD, Comprehensive Therapy, Critter Barn, D.A. Blodgett/ St. Johns Home, Dispute Resolution Center of W MI, Ele's Place, Family Fitness, Family Outreach Center, Fountain Hill Counseling, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids Urban League, Great Start Parent Coalition, Head Start of Kent Co., Hope Network, Hulst Psychology, Jeff Veley, Jet's Pizza, Kent District Library, Kent Co. Health Dept., Kent Schools Services Network, Michigan Ballet Academy, Parent Advocacy Council of Kent Co., Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, P.R.A.I.S.E. Counseling, Recovery Allies, RICC, Salvation Army Kroc Center, Spectrum Community Services, Tall Turf Ministries, UTS Inc. Sport Training Program...and more     

*UP2U is the proud winner of SAMHSA's Excellence in Community Communications & Outreach Award 3 years in a row!  2012 Gold Award, 2013 Bronze Award, 2014 Bronze Award.

UP2U is planned and implemented by youth, family members, and community partners. Email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.





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